Lawsuit Seeks Billions in Damages from Americans Who Fund Israeli Settlements*
The lawsuit names Washington lobbyist and multi-millionaire Sheldon Adelson, investor Irving Moskowitz, right-wing mega-church pastor John Hagee and other individuals who have funnelled millions of dollars into Israeli colonial settlement construction.
An Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim on the outskirts of Jerusalem. (AP/Bernat Armangue)
A group of Palestinians and Palestinian-Americans who have been victims of Israeli settlement construction filed a lawsuit this week to demand financial compensation from some of the companies, individuals and organizations responsible for funding the construction.
Israeli settlement construction takes place on illegally seized Palestinian land, and is considered a flagrant violation of international law and Israel’s responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention as an occupying power.
The U.S. Government has also condemned Israeli settlement construction – although a bill being considered by the U.S…
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